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Giddy Up! - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Maudite on 08-22-2008

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"Giddy Up is a delicious juxtaposition of coffee, sustainably grown in Brazil and espresso roasted locally, pressed into an ale with the deep color of a copper cowboy kettle. First whiff is full of sweet caramel, toffee, latte. Then, a hint of lemon scone flavor from the addition of lemon peel. Body is creamy, resonant of espresso, yet the finish is bright, even a bit frisky. An ale to git along with..." Brewed in the style of an American Amber Ale with Lemon peel and espresso added. Previously available as a summer seasonal beer, re-released within the 2013 Folly Variety pack. Available in 12 oz. bottles.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a New Belgium globe glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pours a crisp fizzy frothed ecru-beige head over a moderate cola brown body with plentiful assertive carbonation. Retention is average at best and lacing is light and spotty. The aroma is rife with rich earthy espresso beans and creamy cacao nibs whose richness is somewhat countered by a mellow herbal hop and a touch of faint citrus rind. The aromatic potency is moderately high. The flavor reveals an ever slightly more reserved impact of the espresso and chocolate for a notable lightness of the body, meanwhile the subtle flavors of lemon peel still have difficulty peeking through the flavorful curtain of coffee beans, and the hops are best noted in the finish, slightly earthy bitter, pairs nicely with the mild acidic coffee bean finish. The sweetness is fairly understated with a light body to match which makes this beer a decent session option. The texture is slick, oily and slightly chewy. Carbonation generates a moderate crispness for a moderate frothy mouthfeel. The body is medium+ for the style, medium+ among all beers. Balance is moderately earthy bitter over sweet. While I didn't feel that the Lemon Peel angle fit in fairly amongst the more potent espresso and cacao characters, coffee lovers are certain to find some enjoyment in this tasty and highly drinkable pick-me-up beer. Worth seeking out based on its originality and enjoyable flavor.

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Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
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